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Ocean Teacher Global Academy (OTGA)
Training Course: Coastal Vulnerability Mapping and analysis using QGIS
26 - 30 August, 2019, Hyderabad, India


Overview:

Geospatial science provides vital information on the sustainable use of the coastal resource and planning. It an imperative use such techniques for managing densely populated coastal environs. This course provides an overview of GIS applications pertaining to coastal vulnerability and analysis. It will provide the basic GIS mapping techniques on storm surge vulnerability, and its socio-economic impact using open source GIS tools. Course also includes data acquisition, processing, analysis and interpretation of coastal spatial data. In addition extensive hands on sessions will be conducted to use tools for preparation of thematic base maps for coastal vulnerability due to Tsunamis, Storm surges and their impact.

Aims and Objectives

  • To Provide an introduction to GIS for marine applications
  • Utilization of open source spatial data
  • To provide hands on GIS applications pertaining to coastal vulnerability (Storm surges) using open source GIS tools
  • Generation of Coastal Vulnerability and their socio-economic Impact map

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge on understanding of spatial data: raster and vector models
  • Core tasks involved in the GIS analysis process including data acquisition, management, manipulation and analysis, and presentation and output
  • Use of QGIS, GRASS tools and Plug-in tools
  • Creating and editing spatial data
  • Basic understanding of coastal and marine GIS data applications

Target Audience

Target audiences include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ocean and coastal data managers
  • Staff and researchers working on marine GIS applications
  • University graduates

Note: Priority will be given to participants originating from the Indian Ocean rim countries. UNESCO is committed to promote gender equality. Therefore, applications from women are strongly encouraged.

Application Process :

Please fill the online application form : https://otga.wufoo.com/forms/w1cjtc8m0hivq94/

All information on how to apply available on : https://www.oceanexpert.net/event/2427 and how to apply here: http://bit.ly/2ACZY9r

No tuition fee applies. A limited number of fellowships is available.

Period for Applications: 24 May - 22 June, 2019

Course Pre-requisites :

  • Candidates should have a working knowledge of marine data and formats and preferably be working in institution which is responsible for the management of marine data
  • This training course is not an introduction to GIS so candidates are expected to have some previous experience in the use of GIS
  • Working knowledge of English.
  • Participants should preferably bring their own laptops.

Course Dates :

26 - 30 August, 2019

Last Date to recieve application :

22 June, 2019

Venue :

International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean)
Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)
Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India,
"Ocean Valley", Pragathi Nagar (B.O), Nizampet (S.O)
Hyderabad - 500 090. INDIA

Lecturers:

  • Mr. R. S. Mahendra
  • Mr. N. Kiran Kumar
  • Mr. Prakash C Mohanty
  • Mr. H. Shiva Kumar
  • Mr. V. Chandra Sekhar

  • For Any questions please contact:

    OTGA Coordinator:

    OTGA India Regional Training Centre Coordinator :

    • Dr.TVS Udaya Bhaskar (itcoocean@incois.gov.in/uday@incois.gov.in)
    • Schedule of Course (tentative)

      Time

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Day 5

      09:30 - 11:00

      Introduction to Coastal vulnerability and its Management
      [Presentation]

      (Theory)

      Geospatial application of storm surge vulnerability (special emphasize to Tropical Indian Ocean)

      (Theory)

      Geospatial application of Tsunami vulnerability (special emphasize to Indian Ocean rim country)

      (Theory)

      Geospatial application on Coastal Vulnerability and their socio-economic Impact

      (Theory)

      Creating Web Maps using QGIS

      &

      Presentation of participant on coastal vulnerability
      [Presentation]

      (Hands-on)

      11:00 - 11:30

      Tea/Coffee

      Tea/Coffee

      Tea/Coffee

      Tea/Coffee

      Tea/Coffee

      11:30 - 13:00

      Introduction to Remote sensing and GIS software
      [Presentation]

      (Theory)

      Generation of storm surge vulnerability maps and its socio-economic impact-1 (Base data preparation) (Hands-on)
      [Presentation]

      Generation of tsunami vulnerability maps and its socio-economic impact-1
      [Presentation]

      (Base data preparation)

      (Hands-on)

      Coastal Vulnerability Maps-1

      (Base data preparation)

      (Hands-on)

      Test and Participants Presentations

      13:00 - 14:00

      Lunch

      Lunch

      Lunch

      Lunch

      Lunch

      14:00 - 15:30

      Geospatial data Generation and Visualization-1

      (Hands-on)

      Generation of storm surge vulnerability maps and its socio-economic impact-2(Vulnerability analysis and maps around the land fall points )
      [Presentation]

      (Hands-on)

      Generation of tsunami vulnerability maps and its socio-economic impact-2 (Generation of Inundation Model using CoMMIT)
      [Presentation]

      (Hands-on)

      Coastal Vulnerability Maps-1

      (Generation of Input parameter Index)

      (Hands-on)

      Feedback and Closing Ceremony

      15:30 - 14:00

      Tea/Coffee

      Tea/Coffee

      Tea/Coffee

      Tea/Coffee

      Tea/Coffee

      14:00 - 17:30

      Geospatial data Generation and Visualization-2

      (Hands-on)

      Generation of storm surge vulnerability maps and its socio-economic impact-3 (assessment of phyco-biological impact along the cyclone track )
      [Presentation]

      (Hands-on)

      Generation of tsunami vulnerability maps and its socio-economic impact-3

      (Preparation of Tsunami inundation Vulnerability Maps )

      &

      Presentation of participant on storm surge vulnerability

      (Hands-on)

      Coastal Vulnerability Maps-1 (Generation and analysis of Coastal Vulnerability Maps)
      [Presentation]

      &

      Presentation of participant on Tsunami vulnerability

      (Hands-on)

      Visit to INCOIS Facilities

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